Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is lauded as one of the world's most influential people. Her rise to power has been stellar. In 2017, she became leader of the Labour party just seven weeks before the election, at which she claimed the top job.
Michelle Duff is a highly regarded New Zealand journalist whose work has appeared in print and online media in Aotearoa and internationally. Duff covers social issues with a primary focus on health, maternity and sexual violence. She has a background in psychology, with specialties in gender and sexuality, and writes a high-profile column for Stuff exploring these topics. She is a nine-time finalist at the Voyager Media Awards, most recently as part of Stuff's Me Too team, where she exposed the predatory behavior of a trusted family doctor. She won general feature writer of the year in 2016, for a piece on the widening race gap in education. She has two small children. This is her first book.